The first table below looks at the demand for vSphere skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the London region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 253 277 239
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -38
Contract jobs citing vSphere 151 137 193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.64% 0.56% 0.73%
As % of the System Software category 7.18% 7.16% 9.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 89 114
Average daily rate
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£350 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £184 £283 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £507 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 5
Average hourly rate £30.75 £27.88 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.31% -21.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £22.88 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £48.25 £36.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £30.50 £22.75
% change year-on-year
-38.52% +34.06%
System Software Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
2102 1914 2111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 8.91% 7.89% 8.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1322 1142 1161
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £204 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £301 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.44% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 161 206
Average hourly rate £17.00 £19.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.82% +8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.93 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £31.00 £28.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +2.94%
vSphere
England

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing vSphere across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

vSphere Jobs Demand Trend in London

vSphere
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing vSphere across the London region.

vSphere Daily Rate Trend in London

vSphere
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing vSphere across the London region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014.

vSphere Daily Rate Histogram in London

vSphere
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing vSphere across the London region.

vSphere Hourly Rate Trend in London

vSphere
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing vSphere across the London region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014.

vSphere Hourly Rate Histogram in London

vSphere
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the London region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -25 25 £411 +9.66% 13
Kingston Upon Thames -2 1 - -
Bromley - 1 - -
Chessington - - - -
Dagenham - - - -
Edgware - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Hayes - - - -
Hounslow - - - - 1
Sidcup - - - - 2
South Croydon - - - -
Uxbridge - - - - 1
Canary Wharf - - - -
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing vSphere also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited vSphere.

1 250 (89.29%) VMware
2 230 (82.14%) Windows
3 165 (58.93%) VMware Infrastructure
4 157 (56.07%) Active Directory
5 127 (45.36%) Windows Server 2008
6 104 (37.14%) Microsoft
7 87 (31.07%) Citrix
8 84 (30.00%) HP
9 80 (28.57%) DNS
10 76 (27.14%) Windows Server 2003
11 74 (26.43%) MS Exchange
12 71 (25.36%) Linux
13 69 (24.64%) PowerShell
14 67 (23.93%) SQL
14 67 (23.93%) SAN
15 56 (20.00%) SQL Server
16 54 (19.29%) Cisco
17 47 (16.79%) ITIL
18 46 (16.43%) IBM
19 45 (16.07%) DHCP
19 45 (16.07%) VMware ESX
20 44 (15.71%) Windows Server 2012
21 43 (15.36%) vCloud
21 43 (15.36%) Exchange Server 2010
21 43 (15.36%) SCCM
21 43 (15.36%) Firewall
22 40 (14.29%) UNIX
22 40 (14.29%) IIS
23 39 (13.93%) Microsoft Certification
23 39 (13.93%) XenApp

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing vSphere also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited vSphere. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 74 (26.43%) MS Exchange
2 43 (15.36%) Exchange Server 2010
3 40 (14.29%) IIS
4 25 (8.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 23 (8.21%) SharePoint
6 20 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
7 12 (4.29%) Exchange Server 2003
7 12 (4.29%) Exchange Server 2013
8 9 (3.21%) Apache
8 9 (3.21%) Tomcat
8 9 (3.21%) OpenStack
9 5 (1.79%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (1.43%) Lync
10 4 (1.43%) WebSphere
11 3 (1.07%) Office Communications Server
11 3 (1.07%) Confluence
12 1 (0.36%) Drupal
12 1 (0.36%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 32 (11.43%) MS Excel
2 18 (6.43%) MS Office
3 5 (1.79%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.71%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.71%) OmniGraffle
5 1 (0.36%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (1.43%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (1.07%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.36%) ReMetrica
3 1 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.93%) Microsoft Azure
1 11 (3.93%) Office 365
2 8 (2.86%) IaaS
3 4 (1.43%) PaaS
4 3 (1.07%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.07%) IBM SmartCloud
5 1 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 80 (28.57%) DNS
2 67 (23.93%) SAN
3 45 (16.07%) DHCP
4 43 (15.36%) Firewall
5 37 (13.21%) TCP/IP
6 35 (12.50%) VPN
7 31 (11.07%) VLAN
8 23 (8.21%) LAN
8 23 (8.21%) WAN
8 23 (8.21%) NAS
9 18 (6.43%) NetScaler
10 15 (5.36%) iSCSI
11 14 (5.00%) FCoE
11 14 (5.00%) SNMP
11 14 (5.00%) VoIP
12 13 (4.64%) Internet
13 11 (3.93%) Fibre Channel
14 10 (3.57%) Multicast
14 10 (3.57%) MPLS
14 10 (3.57%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 18 (6.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (4.29%) Relational Database
4 9 (3.21%) SQL Server 2005
5 8 (2.86%) MySQL
6 4 (1.43%) DB2
7 2 (0.71%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (0.71%) Big Data
8 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.36%) MarkLogic
8 1 (0.36%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.36%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.36%) QlikView
8 1 (0.36%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.36%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 7 (2.50%) Git (software)
2 6 (2.14%) LoadRunner
3 5 (1.79%) Jenkins
4 4 (1.43%) JProfiler
4 4 (1.43%) Hudson
5 3 (1.07%) MSI
5 3 (1.07%) JIRA
6 2 (0.71%) Subversion
General
1 37 (13.21%) Finance
2 24 (8.57%) Law
3 16 (5.71%) Legal
3 16 (5.71%) Retail
4 14 (5.00%) Financial Institution
5 8 (2.86%) Telecoms
5 8 (2.86%) Banking
6 4 (1.43%) Publishing
7 3 (1.07%) Back Office
7 3 (1.07%) Electronics
8 2 (0.71%) Games
8 2 (0.71%) Local Government
9 1 (0.36%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.36%) French Language
9 1 (0.36%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.36%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 39 (13.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 30 (10.71%) Administrator
3 27 (9.64%) Architect
4 25 (8.93%) Analyst
5 23 (8.21%) Consultant
6 21 (7.50%) Wintel Engineer
7 19 (6.79%) Server Engineer
8 18 (6.43%) Systems Administrator
9 16 (5.71%) Infrastructure Architect
10 13 (4.64%) Systems Engineer
11 12 (4.29%) Server Administrator
12 11 (3.93%) Support Engineer
13 10 (3.57%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 10 (3.57%) VMware Engineer
13 10 (3.57%) Wintel Administrator
14 9 (3.21%) Wintel Systems Administrator
14 9 (3.21%) Support Analyst
15 8 (2.86%) Windows Administrator
16 7 (2.50%) Linux Administrator
16 7 (2.50%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.86%) Middleware
2 4 (1.43%) .NET
2 4 (1.43%) Web Services
2 4 (1.43%) Regular Expression
3 2 (0.71%) Application Packaging
3 2 (0.71%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.36%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 26 (9.29%) Blackberry
2 23 (8.21%) Clustering
3 17 (6.07%) Replication
4 14 (5.00%) Client/Server
5 13 (4.64%) Hedge funds
6 9 (3.21%) Video on Demand
7 7 (2.50%) Enterprise Storage
7 7 (2.50%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.79%) AS400
8 5 (1.79%) IPTV
8 5 (1.79%) Mobile App
8 5 (1.79%) Open Source
9 4 (1.43%) Celerra
9 4 (1.43%) Spread Betting
9 4 (1.43%) CLARiiON
10 3 (1.07%) Mainframe
10 3 (1.07%) Computer Science
10 3 (1.07%) Fat Client
10 3 (1.07%) STB
10 3 (1.07%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 230 (82.14%) Windows
2 127 (45.36%) Windows Server 2008
3 76 (27.14%) Windows Server 2003
4 71 (25.36%) Linux
5 44 (15.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 40 (14.29%) UNIX
7 28 (10.00%) Windows 7
8 14 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 13 (4.64%) SUSE
10 10 (3.57%) Windows 2000 Server
11 9 (3.21%) AIX
12 8 (2.86%) Windows XP
13 6 (2.14%) Windows 8
14 5 (1.79%) SELinux
14 5 (1.79%) CentOS
15 4 (1.43%) Oracle Linux
16 2 (0.71%) VMS
16 2 (0.71%) Solaris
17 1 (0.36%) Windows 2000
17 1 (0.36%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (16.79%) ITIL
2 36 (12.86%) Disaster Recovery
3 26 (9.29%) Migration
3 26 (9.29%) Load Balancing
4 23 (8.21%) DevOps
5 20 (7.14%) Service Management
6 18 (6.43%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (5.00%) Change Management
7 14 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
8 13 (4.64%) Service Delivery
9 12 (4.29%) ITSM
10 11 (3.93%) Performance Testing
10 11 (3.93%) Performance Tuning
11 10 (3.57%) Root Cause Analysis
11 10 (3.57%) Data Protection
11 10 (3.57%) Configuration Management
12 8 (2.86%) Project Management
12 8 (2.86%) Change Control
13 7 (2.50%) Capacity Planning
13 7 (2.50%) Server Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 69 (24.64%) PowerShell
2 67 (23.93%) SQL
3 27 (9.64%) VB
4 16 (5.71%) VBScript
5 10 (3.57%) Perl
5 10 (3.57%) Java
5 10 (3.57%) VBA
5 10 (3.57%) Ruby
6 7 (2.50%) Python
7 6 (2.14%) C
8 4 (1.43%) Bash Shell
9 3 (1.07%) PHP
10 2 (0.71%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.36%) C#
11 1 (0.36%) Bourne shell
11 1 (0.36%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 39 (13.93%) Microsoft Certification
2 34 (12.14%) MCSE
3 33 (11.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 16 (5.71%) MCITP
5 14 (5.00%) VCDX
5 14 (5.00%) VCAP
6 10 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (2.86%) Security Cleared
8 7 (2.50%) Degree
8 7 (2.50%) SC Cleared
9 6 (2.14%) MCTS
9 6 (2.14%) MCP
9 6 (2.14%) CCNP
9 6 (2.14%) CCNA
10 4 (1.43%) MCSA
11 2 (0.71%) CCA
11 2 (0.71%) Citrix Certification
11 2 (0.71%) JNCIP
11 2 (0.71%) CCSA
11 2 (0.71%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.93%) SLA
2 7 (2.50%) QA
3 3 (1.07%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.36%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 165 (58.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 157 (56.07%) Active Directory
3 45 (16.07%) VMware ESX
4 43 (15.36%) vCloud
5 39 (13.93%) XenApp
6 29 (10.36%) XenDesktop
7 22 (7.86%) Hyper-V
8 18 (6.43%) VMware ESXi
9 13 (4.64%) NFS
10 11 (3.93%) ISA Server
11 9 (3.21%) XenServer
12 7 (2.50%) Microsoft App-V
13 5 (1.79%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 4 (1.43%) Xen
14 4 (1.43%) Oracle RAC
14 4 (1.43%) SRDF
14 4 (1.43%) EMC RecoverPoint
15 3 (1.07%) FreeRADIUS
15 3 (1.07%) Terminal Services
16 2 (0.71%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 43 (15.36%) SCCM
2 21 (7.50%) SCOM
3 15 (5.36%) Puppet
4 12 (4.29%) EMC NetWorker
4 12 (4.29%) Nagios
4 12 (4.29%) Backup Exec
5 10 (3.57%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 9 (3.21%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (3.21%) HP SIM
7 7 (2.50%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 7 (2.50%) MAILsweeper
8 5 (1.79%) BladeLogic
9 4 (1.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 4 (1.43%) Data Guard
9 4 (1.43%) ZABBIX
10 3 (1.07%) HP SiteScope
11 2 (0.71%) Opsview
11 2 (0.71%) Cobbler
11 2 (0.71%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
11 2 (0.71%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 250 (89.29%) VMware
2 104 (37.14%) Microsoft
3 87 (31.07%) Citrix
4 84 (30.00%) HP
5 54 (19.29%) Cisco
6 46 (16.43%) IBM
7 35 (12.50%) NetApp
8 34 (12.14%) Websense
9 33 (11.79%) F5
10 31 (11.07%) EMC
11 22 (7.86%) Symantec
12 18 (6.43%) Oracle
13 17 (6.07%) Red Hat
14 13 (4.64%) Hitachi
15 12 (4.29%) Sophos
16 11 (3.93%) Juniper
16 11 (3.93%) BMC
17 10 (3.57%) Avaya
18 9 (3.21%) Open Text
19 7 (2.50%) RightFax
City of London
Hudson - London
Rate: Day Rate Negotiable
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Red10
Rate: £500 - £575 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Anantha
Rate: £0 - £200 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Nakama
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Streamline Connections
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Proactive Appointments
Rate: Unspecified Market rate
Posted: 6 days ago
London
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
South West London
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day direct - no agency margin
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Wimbledon
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £19.00 per hour
Posted: 20 days ago
London
Venn Group - UK
Posted: 20 days ago
London
CPS Group
Rate: £499 - £500 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
Brentford
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 24 days ago